Cloud computing security can be a conundrum. The point of using the public
cloud is to outsource certain infrastructure and application needs to third
party providers, after all. How can you secure your data once it leaves your
perimeter and your control? As puzzling as it may seem, there is hope.
Luckily for organizations looking to adopt the cloud, securing sensitive
information outside the corporate perimeter isn't as daunting (or as
impossible) as it may appear. Technologies exist to enable cloud computing
security strong enough for companies to remain in compliance while taking
full advantage of the flexibility, agility, and economies of scale of the
cloud. Avoid these common pitfalls for a secure cloud experience.
Pitfall 1: Assuming that responsibility for cloud computing security rests
with your CSP
If your cloud service provider is the one housing your data,... (more)
For some organizations, cloud computing can be a hard sell, even before you
come to the question of how to handle cloud-computing security. Public cloud,
private cloud, hybrid cloud, encryption, tokenization, data residency,
privacy regulations - all are factors involved and the perceived effort can
sometimes seem to overshadow the benefits. But just as cloud computing comes
with a slew of demonstrated business benefits, so does effective cloud
computing security. Included below are three specific benefits to
implementing a cloud computing security system.
1. Regulatory complia... (more)
Cloud computing brings a myriad of benefits for any enterprise, but it is
also a cause for concern in a world where, according to InformationWeek,
cyber criminals are now targeting "any company where they can find data to
resell, disrupt or exploit."
Moving your company's sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud
providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which you operate
In order to understand what concerns should be given emphasis in your cloud
security strategy, you need to understand what you can't afford to lose and
what can protect you.